Whether you’re approaching a new deck, or you’re looking to add a new room to your home, wood is going to be pretty instrumental in your process. However, there are a wide variety of options for the types of wood can you can utilize. Today we’re going to examine 4 of them, so let’s dive right in.
If you’re looking for something sturdy for outdoor projects, then cedar is a great choice. It’s also great for any remodeling project that requires a strong material that resists decay and won’t warp. One benefit to using cedar wood that you might not know about is that it offers sound dampening, which may be one reason that it is commonly used in exterior siding.
Oak has a classic look that can add a traditional rustic flavor to any project that you use it for. It makes for excellent furniture due to its strength, but it should be noted that oak is quite heavy. Now this can be a great quality depending on your project, but it should be noted none the less. Another interesting quality of oak is that it darkens in the sunlight rather than lightening. If you create outdoor oak furniture, then you can enjoy its changes for years to come.
Whether you’re looking for hardwood or softwood, poplar might just be your answer. It is considered to be either one, making it exceptionally flexible for a wide variety of projects. Pop;ar isn’t as strong as some of its counterparts, which makes it better suited for molding/trim, cabinets, and painted furniture pieces.
Fir can prove hit and miss depending on the species that you end up using. For the most part, it doesn’t particularly stand out among the likes of cedar or pine for furniture or decks, but it holds nails well and it’s great for flooring. Because it may not be as glamorous as some of the other types of wood, it may prove more affordable and desirable for your remodeling project.
Johnson Lumber is Your Home for Wood
Whether you’re looking to update your cabinets, or you’re trying out furniture-making as a cool new hobby, we’ve got your back. We have a wide variety of wood products to meet your needs no matter your project. We can even advise you on your options and help you get started. Contact us today for more information or stop into our shop to learn more.